This robot appendage could dismantle you before you had a chance to scream

This is a great demonstration of the speed and precision with which things like car factory robots can manipulate things. Remember those arms that were throwing a baseball back and forth? Throw in a little human interference and this is what you get.

In case you can’t tell, the little platform is being controlled by a Wiimote. Obviously the creators have capped the platform’s speed at something the robot arm can keep up with, but it’s still impressive to watch. Now just imagine one of these things dissecting you in fast forward and keeping all the useful parts — you know, after they take over.

On the bright side, they’ll probably be able to serve ramen even faster.

[via Crave]